HMS Cilicia (F 54)
Armed Merchant Cruiser
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Armed Merchant Cruiser|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland)|
|Launched||21 Oct 1937|
|Commissioned||9 Oct 1939|
|End service||16 Feb 1944|
On 31 August 1939 the passenger ship Cilicia of the Anchor Line (Henderson Bros) Ltd, Glasgow was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser. Conversion was completed on 9 October 1939.
Displacement: 11136 BRT
On 16 February 1944 returned and used as troopship by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 1946 returned to owner.
Commands listed for HMS Cilicia (F 54)
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|1||Cdr. (retired) Godfrey Herbert, DSO, RN||2 Sep 1939||15 Mar 1940|
|2||Capt. (retired) Vincent Byrne Cardwell, OBE, RN||15 Mar 1940||14 Jun 1942|
|3||A/Capt. John Mortimer Scott, RN||14 Jun 1942||Jan 1944|
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